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Super Yummy Chili

What you need: 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 cup celery, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium zucchini squash
1 large onion, diced
1 large tomato, cored and diced
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (6 ounce) tomato paste
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
2-3 teaspoons hot sauce (I use Frank's)
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/2 teaspoon black ground pepper
30 ounces canned red kidney beans, drained

What you do: 

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add all veggies, except tomatoes. Saute until the veggies are tender.
2. Add the tomato cook a few more minutes. Add the crushed and pasted tomatoes, kidney beans, and seasonings into a crock pot, and add the veggies.
3. Simmer about 30 minutes over low heat, stirring occassionaly. Cook longer for more flavorful chili.

Preparation Time: 
45 mins
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
8-10
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Great recipe!

- John Bohan

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;)b So good! Thanks for sharing!! I did add about a cup of water to the mix.

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mmmm! mine is simmering on the stove right now... i replaced celery with carrots, and didnt have tomto paste so i added a half a jar of spaghetti sauce that was just getting old in the fridge... its a great dish to toss leftovers into! i also added a can of chickpeas.

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Excellent recipe! I made this for a holiday party and it was a hit. To appease the meat-lovers, I left out the salt and added 1 package of Gimme Lean faux sausage. They never suspected a thing!  ;)b  I also had a whole bunch of dry beans in my pantry, so I I decided to add a variety instead. I soaked, cooked, and then mixed-in 2 cups of Adzuki beans, 1 cup of black beans and 1 cup of Red Kidney beans- all in place of the 30oz can called-for in the recipe. A fabulous, hearty chili!

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So far, it's delicious!  It's still simmering on my stove, but I've been tasting it often. ;)  I made a few little additions though- a 15 oz. can of black beans (drained), a splash of beer and a splash of lime juice.  I thought they livened it up a bit. Can't wait to take it to the potluck saturday. ;)b

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Awesome Chili recipe.  I made it for a potluck gathering and everyone loved it.  I added soy crumbles and soy sausage w/cheese and jalapenos.  I also added another can of crushed tomatoes to thin out chili for the huge crowd we had.  Excellent!

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Yes it was great! Very Good but maybe a little more spice?

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This was a great recipe.  The only thing we added was a chili pepper.  We also chopped the veggies fairly big so it was a really chunky hearty chili. Very Very Good.  Thanks for the recipe!  :D

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This recipe was really good; My family enjoys a more aromatic chili (and spicier)  :P  so I increased the cumin and chili powder and tossed a good bit of cilantro right in.
I also added some veg."not chicken" chicken breast patties.

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